Welcome to North Bay Country Dance

September 29, 2022 update – As of Thursday, Sept 29, the weekly CDC Community Level for Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties is at the low/green level.  Please consider your personal risk tolerance in deciding whether to participate in events. All participants must be fully vaccinated with booster, and dancers must wear a well-fitting cloth/surgical mask or N95/KF94 mask. Eating and drinking indoors is okay; please remove your mask only briefly and put it back on between bites and sips.  Callers and musicians are welcome to be unmasked if they maintain a 6-foot distance from other participants. Pre-dance rapid testing is optional for all.  Please *do* inform us if you test positive for COVID-19 in the week following the dance. Read specific details on the COVID-19 Safety Policy page.  If you have questions, contact Jen Bamesberger (jen@nbcds.org) or Craig Meltzner (craig@nbcds.org) regarding contra dances and Tom Spittler (tspittler@gmail.com) regarding English Country Dance.  Thanks for your support in keeping the transmission of COVID-19 and other infections to a minimum.


North Bay Country Dance Society (NBCDS) invites you to join us on the dance floor! Whether you choose contra, family, English country, or Morris dancing, you’ll share the aerobic exhilaration of traditional dancing to a spectrum of great live music in good company.

North of San Francisco Bay in Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties, we are proud to sponsor dances featuring outstanding area callers and musicians as well as some of the finest nationally-renowned talent. You don’t need a partner, just comfortable clothes and low, smooth-soled dancing shoes. And our dances are fragrance-free, in consideration of some community members who are sensitive.

You haven’t danced before? No worries! Our dances are accessible and inclusive with a welcoming community; each dance is taught in advance, and you can show up for an introduction for new dancers half an hour before the dance starts. Easier dances are usually called in the first half of the dance.

We are a 501(3)(c) all donations are gratefully accepted, put to good use, and tax deductible.

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